Evolve Vacation Rental
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
We enjoyed our time at this property. The backyard is basically the beautiful beach. It was peaceful, quiet and relaxing. The water was awesome, clean and blue.
The pictures shown on the listing were perhaps taken a long time ago. The property is a lot older now but it’s still in fair shape. I just wanted to convey this information so that you folks won’t show up expecting this place to be like as shown on the photos.
Pictures a bit misleading but this place is all about location
First, there is only AC units in the upstairs area and master bedroom downstairs. The third bedroom does not have AC and is difficult to get the outside air to circulate in this room making it almost not functional other that storing your stuff. Second, the upstairs deck is not really usable and appears to be structurally unsound. There were spots I was worried I was going to fall through the roof. Third, the half bath didn't have a towel rack, toilet paper or holder. The downstairs patio with the grill would be a great place to relax and hangout but there are only two broken reclining sun chairs. A couple of cheap picnic tables would be nice for this area.
Finally, the location makes up for all these problems. You are only 10 to 20 steps away from toes in the sand and ocean. This beach is beautiful, roughly a mile long and is not over crowded like many beach you will find on this island.
Location is very close to Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay and other points of interest as well as being 35 to 40 minutes from Honolulu.
A little more investment into this property would really make this a place I would come back to year after year.
Hi Donald, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the property's great beachfront location! We take the experiences of our guests seriously, and we have shared your feedback with the homeowner for their consideration. We let travelers know before they book that there is a small fee for use of the A/C, and the home would likely have been more comfortable for you had you opted to use it during your stay. We are glad that you still enjoyed your time in Waimanalo, and we hope to have the opportunity to travel with you again soon. Best, the Evolve Team
Week away with the kids
We had a wonderful time at this property. There was plenty of space, great kitchen and outdoor space. The best part of this rental was the proximity to the beach... AMAZING! We were all over Oahu and the white sand and turquoise water was second to none. Wonderful breeze all day and a very secluded beach (the opposite of Waikiki). We will be back! Thank you Mike!
Give it a day
We were a little taken back by the state of the outside of the house when we first arrived. The inside while clean, the pictures made it look a lot better than what we saw. Once you settle in however and get past appearances you can not beat the location. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms were nice. Water pressure upstairs shower was terrible. We had a large group and the house fit us wonderfully! There were plenty of towels, toys for the beach. We would definitely stay there again! It would be nice to maybe update the couch and get a new rug that’s not stained the oven didn’t work but there was a bbq, we did however have to fill the tank and figure out water pressure for upstairs. other than that it was an amazing week, the views were stunning and location perfect we thank you for sharing your home with us!!
This property on Waimanalo is the perfect location for daily sunrises with your morning coffee and frolicking in the waves.
Unfortunately, the actual house was a disappointment. Ants were rampant everywhere and so prominent that No plate of food could be placed on the kitchen counter for any period without being swarmed. The refrigerator had mildew on the shelves, and the kitchen was minimally stocked.
The upstairs bed had sand in the sheets when we arrived sending us hunting for clean ones. Also, there’s a pipe sticking out from the middle of the living room floor?
This house should be a gem but it simply was not well maintained. The location is incomparable and the layout of the house is fantastic.
Shannon, we're so glad you enjoyed the great location of this home! We're sorry that some aspects of your stay were unsatisfactory. The property manager can confirm that the home was thoroughly cleaned prior to your arrival and there was no evidence of ants at that time. The homeowner wishes you would have reached out to your guest contact during while in residence to notify them of any concerns so they could have addressed them quickly for your comfort. They strive to provide excellent guest experiences, and we're confident this home will continue to host many satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team
2nd time staying here, several noted improvements
another great experience!. My family and I stayed at this property 6 months ago. The proximity to the beach is 2nd to none. The improvement are significant in that short period of time. All new furniture throughout. New completely renovated 2nd floor. New additional bedroom on the first floor. Although we had a great time before, I didn't expect the improvements but much appreciate the property now than ever. We definitely will be staying here again.